c13: is a seven-story family, education and health centre built in timber construction.

The project Christburger Str. 13 (c13) fills one of the last building gaps surrounded by old buildings in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. The wooden building is integrated into the existing block structure and stands on a concrete basement with underground parking. It consists of two building units: a seven-story front building and a five-story house in the backyard and forms a comparatively narrow building complex.

C13 enables communal living within short distances with different building uses: combination of residential units, childcare, consulting and health services, creative spaces and conference rooms. 

The public and private areas are intended to bring residents and neighbours together.

Front building of c13
Front building of c13, Kaden Klingbeil Architekten © Bernd Borchardt

General information

ArchitectsKaden Klingbeil Architekten

OwnerStiftung Bildung.Werte.Leben.

AddressChristburger Straße 13, Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg

Construction period2013 – 2014

Constructionwooden-hybrid construction

Residents / Spacetotal area 2.993 m²
living area 2350 m² with 7 living units


Kaden + Lager GmbH (n.y.): c13. Retrieved from http://www.kadenundlager.de/projects/c13/ (02.08.2021)

Stiftung Bildung Werte Leben (n.y.): Haus c13 – Leben in Gemeinschaft. Retrieved from https://www.bildung-werte-leben.de/Haus-c13/Konzept (02.08.2021)

NATURAL BUILDING LAB (n.y.): c13 – Kaden Klingbeil Architekten. Retrieved from https://holzbauatlas.berlin/c13_kadenklingbeil-architekten/ (02.08.2021)